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Author Archive: ColonelFrog

Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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RIP René Auberjonois: Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (news).

December 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
RIP René Auberjonois: Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (news).

Actor René Auberjonois, better known as policeman shapeshifter Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, has passed away aged 79 from lung cancer. He also played Father Mulcahy in the original film version of MASH, as well as Colonel West in the 1991 Star Trek film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He was a […]

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Wonder Woman 1984 (superhero movie: trailer).

December 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman 1984 (superhero movie: trailer).

Disco never dies in the upcoming superhero flick Wonder Woman 1984, and, seemingly, neither does Steve Trevor (Trek’s very own Chris Pine) as he’s back from dying in the first world war – somehow – just in time to fight with WW against Cheetah (aka Kristen Wiig) and some mad tycoon played by the ubiquitous […]

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Death Stranding … based on The Postman? David Brin ponders (news).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Death Stranding … based on The Postman? David Brin ponders (news).

Author of The Postman post-apocalyptic science fiction book – later a film with Kevin Costner – ponders all the similarities between his work and the popular Death Stranding computer game … as well as the sad lack of royalties flowing his way from the latter. Read the full story at: https://medium.com/@david.brin/we-need-to-reconnect-the-world-b751066df3ff The Offworld Report – […]

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The Boys (Amazon Prime superhero TV: second season trailer).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Boys (Amazon Prime superhero TV: second season trailer).

The ultra-violent grimdark take on superheroes operating in a corporate sponsored celebrity selfie world, aka The Boys (based on the comic-book strip of the same name) is coming back to Amazon Prime for a second season, which is no surprise given the popularity of the first one.

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Free Guy (superhero movie: trailer).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Free Guy (superhero movie: trailer).

Free Guy is a film where Ryan Reynolds discovers he’s actually a NPC in a very violent computer game modelled on something like Grand Theft Auto – think Tron meets Matrix meets Deadpool, and you’ll have a good idea of what this comedy action scifi hybrid beast is all about! 

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Wheel of Time rolls on for Amazon Studios (TV news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wheel of Time rolls on for Amazon Studios (TV news).

Amazon Studios’ TV production of the Wheel of Time fantasy books has cast four new actors for the roles of Thom Merrilin, Loial, Padan Fain, and Logain. Johann! He was actually the very first shot of the show, riding his cart into the Two Rivers. And the way he stepped off that cart and took […]

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NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA’s Parker solar probe gets sizzling hot (science news).

The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and behave throughout the universe – all thanks to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft is enduring scorching temperatures to gather data, which are being shared for the first time in four new papers that illuminate previously unknown […]

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Baby Yoda? Print your own! (Star Wars news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Baby Yoda? Print your own! (Star Wars news).

While a slew of official Baby Yoda toys are on their way shortly, fans of The Mandalorian‘s green wunderkind who can’t wait can now use a 3D printer to print their own Baby Yoda out. Modder Christopher Frieze has posted a free download file which he suggests you print, paint, and mount on top of […]

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Planet of the Apes coming back for one more movie (film news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Planet of the Apes coming back for one more movie (film news).

Fox has hired Wes Ball, the brains behind the Maze Runner movies, to direct a new Planet of the Apes flick, carrying on the franchise for the film where the human space crew return to a very changed Earth after the Mute Plague has reduced mankind’s civilisation to some hairy-arsed savages living Bronze-age stylee. And […]

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Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana passes aged 80 (news).

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Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana passes aged 80 (news).

Science fiction writer Dorothy Catherine Fontana has sadly passed away aged 80 – she was best known for her work on the original Star Trek franchise. Dorothy also worked on Genesis II and story editor on Star Trek The Animated Series, and later Logan’s Run, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Buck Rogers in the […]

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